Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


January 24, 2013

Imagination Library begins a new year of improving literacy

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Imagination Library board held its annual meeting Monday, Jan. 21, and installed 2013 officers and board members as well as appointing advisory members.

Vice President Howard Hickerson served as the interim president following the unexpected death of Joyce Ferry in mid October 2012. He expressed how greatly Ferry will be missed by Imagination Library board members, advisory committee members, and all who had the pleasure of working with her.

The slate of officers and board members for 2013 are:

President Jim Oswald, Vice President Howard Hickerson, Secretary Teva Rainey, Treasurer James Houston; additional board members are Jackie Hall, Judy Hickerson, Deanna Magdich, Len Stark, and B.J. Straub. There are three vacancies on the board.

Advisory members are appointed/reappointed annually by the board of directors at its annual meeting each January.

Appointed Advisory members for 2013 are:

Sherrie Cox, Lachricia Hunt, Ron Likens, Jeani Miller, Susie Randelman, Clayta Richards, Julie Shanks, Cathy Simpson, Penny Symington, Kristen Tabor, and Jim Thompson.

With a purpose of improving literacy and looking forward for 2013, the board hopes to improve on the number of Cumberland County pre-schoolers enrolled in the program. Currently, 38 percent of the county's children are not enrolled. How to reach the parents and caretakers of those children continues to be a challenge. If you would like to enroll your child, age birth to 5 years, in the program, obtain a registration form at the front desk of the Art Circle Library, 3 East St., Crossville.

The group endeavors to reach more agencies, offices, and businesses that will assist in enrollment. Forms for enrollment and other helpful information can be delivered to any of group willing to participate.

An acknowledgement of appreciation was announced to VEC for a grant of $2,500 received on Jan. 14.

Thanks were expressed to Cathy Simpson for the donation of a trifold poster board, which the group has found to be very useful.

Lachricia Hunt stated the Imagination Library will be one of the benefactors of the 2013 Fairfield Glade Ladies Invitational, which plays July 13-14. Anyone interested can sponsor a hole for $100, and their committee is hoping to collect additional big-ticket items to offer in their silent auction. The Imagination Library will host an information table at the reception for the golfers on July 12 at the Community and Conference Center in Fairfield Glade.

The Imagination Library board's next meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Feb. 11 at the Art Circle Library. Check at the front desk for the meeting room.

Text Only
  • Parkinson’s therapies help patients live big and loud

    Parkinson’s disease has famously affected the lives of celebrities like Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali. But whether a person with Parkinson’s is world famous or a next-door neighbor, new therapies are offering hope for a better quality of life.

    July 22, 2014

  • 8-5 CATS in Palace-Carole Jarboe Cullen - waterfall.jpg Local art event planned at CATS

    Plans are being made for an event sponsored by the CATS Gallery at the Palace Theatre, 72 South Main St., Crossville, Tuesday, Aug. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be refreshments, music and an opportunity to view a performance painting by artist Chuck Jensen. A live auction of donated art pieces will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the opportunity to "Be a Cool Cat — Buy Local Art." There is free admission, but it is advisable to get a free ticket at the CATS Gallery in the middle section of the Crossville Mall, at the Palace Theatre or from any participating member of CATS. During the event, original art items including paintings, photographs, and jewelry will be offered for auction, such as this expressive waterfall painting by Carole Cullen.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marriage licenses (Published July 23, 2014)

    July 22, 2014

  • fair park.jpg Heritage demonstrators welcome

    Most of Americans today never stop to think how different our lives would have been several hundred years ago. How many times a day do we wash our hands, and do we ever realize when we take those hot showers and lather up, the long all-day process our ancestors had to go through just to make a bar of soap? Not to mention packing water to the house and heating it up over a wood fire just to have a bath and wash clothes. Times are changing faster than ever.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • pleasant hill ramblings.jpg Mathes restores a bit of Pleasant Hill's history

    Miss Alice Adshead, RN, created a “wilderness trail” through the woods just down the hill from Uplands Sanatorium, the first hospital in Cumberland County once located on Main St. in Pleasant Hill.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • plateau gardening-hydrangeas5117.jpg Prune flowering shrubs: now or wait until February?

    Experts say, “Don’t prune woody-stemmed plants (shrubs, trees and some types of vines) after mid-August.” Do pay close attention to that advice. The purpose of this late-season pruning prohibition is to keep plants healthy.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • IMG_1850.jpg Burgess Falls offers a big payoff for a short hike

    At Burgess Falls, you can be out of your car and taking in the breathtaking view of the Falling Water River as it falls 136 feet in the third and final drop of the river with just a short walk through the woods.
    But even though the state park is close to civilization, this natural wonder retains its wild and scenic reputation.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo 19 Links

  • 8-2 colonial dames.jpg Colonial Dames honors members with luncheon

    The John McKnitt Chapter Colonial Dames 17th Century held its May meeting at the home of Joyce Ernst. Those present were Sherry Sneed, Jessie Watts, Dot Brodhag, Kandy B. Smith, Lynn Constan, Donna Hamilton, Margaret Markum, Lana Davis, Sara Tripiciano, Jane Tavernier, Joyce Ernst, Kathy Wilson, Charlotte Reynolds, and Cheryl Chrobot. President Lana Davis welcomed the ladies and followed with the opening ritual.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • J & J Show Best of Show.jpg Art Guild announces winners from Judged and Juried Show

    On June 6, the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade held a reception to announce the winners of the Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show. The pieces were judged by Marcia Goldenstein of Knoxville. Stonehaus Winery provided refreshments for the occasion.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-1 Celtic Circle.jpg Celtic Circle donates to ACPL

    Celtic Circle, a local group of Americans celebrating their Celtic heritage, recently donated a subscription for Scotland Magazine to the Art Circle Public Library and to the Homestead Elementary School library. Pictured, left to right, are Barbara Nugent, originally from Yorkshire, England; Susie Randleman, ACPL director; and Catherine Stewart Munkelwitz from Inverness, Scotland. Celtic Circle will host a program titled "Celtic Sampler" at ACPL on Friday, Aug. 1 beginning at noon. Entertainment includes great Highland bagpipe, bodhran, harp, Irish step dancing, both Scottish and Irish songs, Gaelic spoken and sung, tartan weaving and Celtic Children's Corner with crafts.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo